News

  • Mathis Appointed to Represent AAFP

    November 7, 2017, 15:02 PM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Samuel Mathis, MD has been appointed to represent the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for 2017-2018 as a Resident Delegate to the American Medical Association's Resident and Fellow Section (AMA-RFS).

  • TAFP Observes Student Event

    October 31, 2017, 14:42 PM by Julia Essex

    The Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) was on hand to observe the UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group's (FMIG) annual Primary Care Procedures at the Primary Care Pavilion, or PCP at the PCP as it's commonly known.

  • FMIG Hosts 2017 Primary Care Procedures Workshop

    October 26, 2017, 10:58 AM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG), along with the Department of Family Medicine, hosted the 7th Annual Primary Care Procedures at the Primary Care Pavilion (PCP2) Thursday evening, October 12th from 5:30 until 8:30pm.

  • FMIG Reschedules Residency Fair

    September 7, 2017, 13:52 PM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) has rescheduled their annual residency fair to take place on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:30pm in Jennie Sealy Hospital 2.506.

  • Back to Normal Operations

    September 1, 2017, 11:07 AM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to share that as of 7 a.m. on Friday, September 1, the institution has declared an end to the emergency status related to Hurricane Harvey. Academic offices and clinics have opened, and will operate their normal business hours.

  • Hurricane Harvey Updates

    August 28, 2017, 11:28 AM by Julia Essex

    UTMB Health continues to be operating at emergency status as of Monday, August 28. Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston, League City Campus Hospital in League City, and Angleton-Danbury Hospital in Angleton continue to be open, with emergency departments available to the community. One of the Department of Family Medicine's clinics, Family Medicine Clinic – Island West, is open today, Monday, August 28.

  • TAFP Recognizes Student Group

    August 11, 2017, 14:25 PM by Julia Essex

    The Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) announced the 2017 winners of its Texas FMIG Program of Excellence Award in August 2017. The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) was awarded first place.

  • Congratulations on the 1st Annual Regional Family Medicine Resident Research Symposium

    May 25, 2017, 11:20 AM by Julia Essex

    On Saturday May 20, 2017, the University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Family Medicine hosted the First Annual Regional Family Medicine Residency Research Symposium. The symposium showcased the research activities of family medicine residents and fellows from programs in the Galveston-Houston metro area.

  • Now Accepting 2016-2017 Weldon G. Kolb, MD Scholarship Applications

    April 11, 2017, 15:36 PM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Weldon G. Kolb, MD Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to 3rd and 4th year medical student(s) at UTMB Health who meet high academic standards and express and interest in pursuing a career in family medicine. Past recipients have gone on to family medicine residencies or to practice family medicine.

  • Welcome the Family Medicine Class of 2020

    March 20, 2017, 14:23 PM by Julia Essex

    The 2017 Match is complete and the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to welcome our incoming resident Class of 2020.

  • Program Filled in 2017 Match

    March 13, 2017, 10:23 AM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program is pleased to announced that the program has filled as part of the National Resident Matching Program's (NRMP) 2017 Main Residency Match.

  • Chief Residents for 2017-2018

    February 23, 2017, 16:07 PM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Ndidi "Oge" Abara, MD and Nathaniel De La Cruz, MD will serve as Chief Residents of the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program for 2017-2018.

  • Sierpina Recognized with Teaching Award

    February 20, 2017, 08:30 AM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Victor Sierpina, MD has been selected to be one of the 2017 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award winners in recognition of his outstanding teaching of students and residents in clinical settings.

  • Study Recognized by National Organization

    February 16, 2017, 12:35 PM by Julia Essex

    The Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) recently featured a study by Bret Howrey, PhD, of the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine, and M. Kristen Peek, PhD, of the UTMB Health Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health.

  • Qureshi Named Course Director

    February 14, 2017, 12:45 PM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Hammad Qureshi, MD has been appointed the course director for the Acting Internship (AI) in Family Medicine (FAMU 4001).

  • Department of Family Medicine Publishes 2016 Annual Report

    January 25, 2017, 09:44 AM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine has published its 2016 Annual Report. The report summarizes the activities of the faculty, staff, and residents of the department from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016.

  • McKee Wins 2016 Galveston.com Best Of Honors

    January 4, 2017, 09:07 AM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine would like to congratulate Julie McKee, MD on being honored with the "Bronze" in the 2016 Galveston.com Best of the Island Award competition in the physician category.

  • New Team Leads Residency Program

    January 2, 2017, 10:29 AM by Julia Essex

    January 2, 2016 – Jamal Islam, MD and Tuere Coulter, MD assumed their newly appointed leadership roles today with the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program.

  • Faculty Selected as 2016 Super Doctors

    December 8, 2016, 14:10 PM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to congratulate Victor Sierpina, MD and Barbara L. Thompson, MD for being named one of Texas' Super Doctors® for 2016. The listing of Texas' Super Doctors is featured in Texas Monthly magazine.

  • Rural Doc Presents Grand Rounds

    December 5, 2016, 13:55 PM by Julia Essex

    R. Russell Thomas Jr., DO, MPH presented a lecture on December 1, 2016 as part of the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine's Grand Rounds. Dr. Thomas presented "Country Medicine Revisited: The Evolution of Rural Medicine Over the Past 30 Years" and shared his thoughts and experiences as a small-town primary care physician.